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The NFL’s Proposed New 15-Yard N-Word Penalty: Are We Sure We Want This?

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This is a scenario we're looking at on NFL Sundays:

One young black man calls another young black man a word that is racially charged, but in a certain culture with a certain usage, is commonplace and acceptable. Overhearing this is a white man in his 60s ‒ a man who has absolutely nothing to do with those cultures ‒ who then tells the young black men that they're not allowed to call each other that, and punishes the offending black man with a penalty of 15 yards.

And if it escalates? If a player does it more than once, are we going to get to a point where he then has to give the NFL money?

Is everyone comfortable with that? Because I'm not.

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The Dumbest Show On CBS Makes Some Changes

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I cannot think of a single interesting thing that Tony Gonzalez has ever said.

Please understand, that's a mere observation and not a knock on Tony Gonzalez. I'm sure the man has said and thought many interesting things; it's just that 99.999999% of all the things Tony Gonzalez has ever said have been outside of my earshot. For all I know, his mind is a bubbling cauldron of high-minded philosophies and bon mots.

But if that's the case, he's kept it to himself. And if he did make the conscious decision to never say anything interesting in public, ever, I would understand completely, since being the least bit outspoken is pretty much an all-around losing proposition for any athlete.

It's odd, though, that CBS just hired him to perform the very task of saying interesting things in public, since it's something he's done zero times before. It would make no less sense to hire Tony Gonzalez as a whale taxidermist.

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Marcus Smart Shoves An Old Man And I Will Stifle My LOLs

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After a fine hustle play ‒ gritty and scrappy, one might even say ‒ Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart took a couple of steps into the crowd to shove an old man.

To be clear, Marcus Smart was not unprovoked. This was a heckling and possibly abusive old man, who very well might've earned that shove, but the four words "shove an old man" are just too amusing in that sequence.

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Day 1: A Letter From A Stray Dog In Sochi

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Regrettably, themightymjd.com was unable to send a correspondent to Sochi. Fortunately, many of the city’s inhabitants are desperate to have their voices heard. They are dogs who can write letters, and we here at themightymjd.com are happy to provide them with a forum. Today, МЕСТНЫЙ.

Two days ago, I met pleasant American journalist woman who pet me and call me “good boy.” I have heard she looks for me now and is sad, but if you see her, please tell her they are taking me to pleasant dog spa where I will get massage and dog pedicure, so everything okay. I am assured they will not murder me by putting bullet from Kalashnikov in back of head then obtusely dumping my body in mass grave. So I see her on Saturday for men’s luging event.

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One Way To Read Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin’s Puss Chronicles

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One thousand texts can tell you surprisingly little about a relationship between two people.

I just went through all the texts between Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito over at The Big Lead. I shouldn't have, because it's a pretty blatant invasion of someone's privacy, and that's one of the reasons I feel a little dirty right now. The other is that Richie Incognito talks like an actor in a porno film written by a 14 year-old.

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Peyton Manning Is Not Embarrassed, Nor Should He Be

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Peyton on whether or not he was embarrassed by Denver's Super Bowl evisceration:

"It's not embarrassing at all. I would never use that word. There's a lot of professional football players in that locker room that put a lot of hard work and effort into being here and playing in that game. The word 'embarrassing' is an insulting word, to tell you the truth."

Yeah, I'd have felt insulted, too. Bryce Harper, can you evaluate that question for me?

After he answered, Manning looked at the reporter like he just tried to start the wave at a baby's funeral. Here's video:

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